The Portrait In Clay

Author: Peter Rubino
Editor: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 080414981X
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Simulating a workshop studio course, this book provides action-photography sequences that enable readers to observe every step a master sculptor takes in building a portrait in clay.

Portrait Sculpting

Author: Philippe Faraut
Editor: Pcf Studios
ISBN: 9780975506509
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Step-by-step techniques for modeling the portrait in clay, firing meethods and mold making.

Sculpting The Figure In Clay

Author: Peter Rubino
Editor: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823099245
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Sculpting the Figure in Clay is a comprehensive instructional guide to sculpting the human figure in clay. This all-inclusive volume lays out an easy-to-follow step-by-step method of blocking out the plane structure and anatomy of the posed figure. The author's unique approach utilises a geometric system consisting of blocks, simple shapes and guidelines, which instructs students in a new and instinctive sculptural style. Lessons in the book simulate the classroom experience. Sculptural concepts are illustrated through a sequence of dramatic photographs of the model, taken from every angle of the model in a given pose and the entire sculpting process is shown from start to finish, with accompanying text.

Modeling A Likeness In Clay

Author: Daisy Grubbs
ISBN: 9780823030941
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Artists have always been fascinated by the special challenge of capturing the character, personality, and likeness of their portrait subjects. For the scupltor, clay is certainly the most sympathetic medium. Daisy Grubbs demonstrates in thorough detail a proven method for fashioning clay into convincing portraits. The book is for the beginning as well as the more experienced sculptor. The newcomer will find every detail he needs to know to model a faithful likeness, while the more knowledgeable artist will discover another artist’s approach sure to enlarge his own vocabulary and working methods.

American Paintings In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Vol 1

Author: John Caldwell
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Size: 16,79 MB
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The Life Portraits Of Henry Clay

Author: George Fitzpatrick Barfield
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543456545
Size: 12,98 MB
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This work of research is an attempt to harness the extensive collection of images of one of antebellum Americas eminent statesman. Henry Clay assisted in the legislative passage of the Missouri and California compromises, extending the territorial borders of the emergent western territories in the 1830s to the 1850s. He ran twice with the party nomination for president in 1824 in the National Republican Party and in 1844 in the Whig Party. It is the authors hope that the preeminent names in antebellum American art G. P. A. Healy, Charles Bird King, and George Caleb Bingham, among those to render Henry Clay, will assist students of art and history.

The Papers Of Henry Clay

Author: Henry Clay
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813100616
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This supplement to The Papers of Henry Clay contains documents discovered too late to be included in the proper chronological sequence in earlier volumes. The items shed important light on Clay's early years in Kentucky, his legal career, and his work for the Bank of the US. Includes an essay on Clay artwork, accompanied by a calendar listing each major work, the artist, date of completion, and present location; and a comprehensive bibliography of works cited in the entire series. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author: Anne-Lise Desmas
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606065068
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One of the most imaginative and fascinating artists of eighteenth-century France, Edme Bouchardon (1698-1762) was instrumental in the transition from Rococo to Neoclassicism and in the artistic rediscovery of classical antiquity. Much celebrated in his time, Bouchardon created some of the most iconic images of the age of Louis XV. His oeuvre demonstrates a remarkable variety of themes (from copies after the antique to subjects of history and mythology, portraiture, anatomical studies, ornament, fountains and tombs), media (drawings, sculptures, medals, prints), and techniques (chalk, plaster, wax, terracotta, marble, bronze). With five essays by experts on Bouchardon's sculpture and graphic arts, more than 140 catalogue entries, and a detailed chronology, this book aims to demonstrate the originality of Bouchardon's art within the cultural and social context of the period, while suggesting the subtle relationship between, as well as the relative autonomy of, the artist's two careers as a sculptor and a draftsman. This lavishly illustrated publication represents an unprecedented and thorough survey on this major and unique artist from the Age of Enlightenment, offering indepth scholarship based on unpublished material.

The Boundaries Of American Political Culture In The Civil War Era

Author: Mark E. Neely Jr.
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807876947
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Did preoccupations with family and work crowd out interest in politics in the nineteenth century, as some have argued? Arguing that social historians have gone too far in concluding that Americans were not deeply engaged in public life and that political historians have gone too far in asserting that politics informed all of Americans' lives, Mark Neely seeks to gauge the importance of politics for ordinary people in the Civil War era. Looking beyond the usual markers of political activity, Neely sifts through the political bric-a-brac of the era--lithographs and engravings of political heroes, campaign buttons, songsters filled with political lyrics, photo albums, newspapers, and political cartoons. In each of four chapters, he examines a different sphere--the home, the workplace, the gentlemen's Union League Club, and the minstrel stage--where political engagement was expressed in material culture. Neely acknowledges that there were boundaries to political life, however. But as his investigation shows, political expression permeated the public and private realms of Civil War America.

Buried In Clay

Author: Priscilla Masters
Editor: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749013303
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1787. A man hastily puts the finishing touches to his final piece of work: a beautifully shaped jug adorned with grotesque images which, he hopes, will carry his message on after his death. For he knows he is soon to die. As he places his precious creation in the kiln, he hears a commotion outside. They have come. He will be arrested and hanged before his pot has even dried. Almost two centuries later, antiques dealer Susanna Paris notices the jug at an auction and immediately desires it. Faced with stiff competition, she eventually prevails and wins the work of art. But an altercation with a charming older man, Richard Oliver, who also wants the piece, marks the beginning of a whirlwind romance. Susanna discovers the jug portrays pictures of Richard's ancestral home, Hall o'th'Wood. But what do the other strange images mean? Susanna cannot help but wonder about the piece of pottery and is further intrigued when sinister revelations about the previous inhabitants of Hall o'th'Wood emerge. What happened two hundred years ago to cause such unrest centuries later? And why is Richard acting so strangely? Susanna starts to delve deep into the history of the Oliver family, but she doesn't know what secrets she'll unearth until it's too late...